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2014 Government Cyber-Security Forum Speakers

Government Cybersecurity Forum Speakers

Knowledge is a key weapon in America’s cybersecurity infrastructure. Enhance your understanding of information security and privacy compliance with the help of these key visionaries in the fight against domestic and global cyberthreats.



Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security and Cyber Security Expert

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Army who has led a long and distinguished intelligence career. One of the nation’s foremost cybersecurity experts, he headed the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which functions as the main foreign military espionage organization in the United States. There, Flynn was known for his relentless, no-nonsense approach to innovation and his drive and willingness to take risks. The top military intelligence officer in the Department of Defense, he successfully sought change and improvement in environments known for resisting both.

At the DIA, Flynn consistently pushed for greater information and intelligence sharing across agencies, strengthening the cooperation between the Army, the FBI, and the CIA. A leading figure in coalition and special operations intelligence operations, he was credited with creating innovative techniques for interrogation operations and operations-intelligence fusion, leading to major breakthroughs in counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere against Al-Qaeda. Flynn was also a key player in our efforts to dismantle insurgent networks in Iraq and Afghanistan, an approach that relied heavily on combining U.S. Special Operations forces with intelligence operatives and analysts.

Flynn has served at the highest levels of military intelligence. The top intelligence advisor to General Stanley McChrystal in Iraq and Afghanistan, he helped accelerate the DIA’s overhaul, successfully recognizing the agency to ensure its relevance in modern warfare. He also served as the assistant director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement; the director of intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command; and the senior intelligence advisor for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mike Mullen. While head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, he was also commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and the chair of the Military Intelligence Board. Flynn became a member of the intelligence community in 1981 when he was commissioned a second lieutenant in military intelligence. Since that time, he held assignments supporting the Cold War; operations Urgent Fury, Uphold Democracy, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Thunder II, Desert Fox, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and numerous other classified operations.

In 2010, Flynn published the influential report, Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan, which emphasized the importance of socio-cultural understanding to effective intelligence operations. Flynn also holds three masters degrees and two honorary doctorates, along with numerous other awards and honors.


Congressman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Chairman House Committee on Homeland Security

Congressman Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, is currently in his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representative and has served as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security since January 2013. He previously served as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.

Recognizing the emerging 21st century global threats in cyberspace, Chairman McCaul has made cybersecurity a top priority for the House Homeland Security Committee. As Chairman, he has worked with industry leaders, privacy advocates, and security experts to successfully pass five of the most meaningful pieces of cybersecurity legislation into law to date. These new safeguards help ensure the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the tools and authorities necessary to carry out its mission of combatting and responding to cyberattacks. Building on this success, Chairman McCaul passed H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015. This most recent House-approved cybersecurity legislation would increase the sharing of vital cyber threat information, while enhancing privacy protections to make our nation more secure from cyberattacks. Chairman McCaul also co-chairs the House Cybersecurity Caucus.

Prior to Congress, Michael McCaul served as Chief of Counter-Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office, Western District of Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He served as Texas Deputy Attorney General under current U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and served as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.

McCaul earned a B.A. in Business and History from Trinity University and holds a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program of the School of Government, Harvard University.


Chief Architect and digital transformation expert

Chris Haddad is a digital transformation expert who bridges business, technology and security policy perspectives. He guides Fortune 1000 organizations towards crafting innovative strategies, roadmaps and plans that reshape IT delivery and build secure customer experiences. Besides advising government agencies on information hub and ICAM initiatives using disruptive technologies, Chris is building a personal
Cloud platform enabling secure, private and anonymous interactions.


President and General Manager KGSS, Inc.

Adam Firestone is President and General Manager of KGSS, Inc. He is responsible for providing world class cybersecurity intelligence and systems engineering services as well as innovative product solutions to meet the needs of government, government contractor and national critical infrastructure organizations. Adam leverages more than 20 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and government contracting industries. Prior to joining KGSS in 2013, Adam led the defense and federal subsidiary of a global middleware company where he was responsible for understanding and crafting advanced technology solutions for the challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations. Adam is a graduate of Yale University, a former United States Army officer, and also possesses a legal background, holding a Juris Doctorate degree, and having practiced law in New York.



Chief Technologist and Director of the Internet Architecture project at the Center for Democracy & Technology

Joseph Lorenzo Hall is the Chief Technologist and Director of the Internet Architecture project at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a Washington, DC-based non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring the Internet remains open, innovative and free. Joe’s work focuses on the intersection of technology, law, and policy, working to ensure that technology and technical considerations are appropriately embedded into legal and policy instruments. Supporting work across all of CDT's programmatic areas, Hall provides substantive technical expertise to CDT's programs, and interfaces externally with CDT supporters, stakeholders, academics, and technologists. Hall leads CDT's Internet Architecture project, which focuses on embedding human rights values into core internet standards and infrastructure, engaging technologists in policy work, and producing accessible technical material for policymakers.

Prior to joining CDT in 2012, Joe was a postdoctoral research fellow with Helen Nissenbaum at New York University, Ed Felten at Princeton University and Deirdre Mulligan at University of California, Berkeley. Joe received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the UC Berkeley School of Information in 2008. His Ph.D. thesis used electronic voting as a critical case study in digital government transparency. In his postdoctoral work, he developed techniques to increase the efficiency and usability of accountability mechanisms in electronic elections. Joe holds master's degrees in Astrophysics and Information Systems from UC Berkeley and was a founding member of the National Science Foundation's ACCURATE Center (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections). He has served as an expert on independent teams invited by the States of California, Ohio and Maryland to analyze legal, privacy, security, usability and economic aspects of voting systems. In 2012, Joe received the John Gideon Memorial Award from the Election Verification Network for contributions to election verification.


Cybersecurity Author and Former Senior Executive Service Assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency

From May 2008 until the end of June 2013, Henry J. Sienkiewicz was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where he served in multiple capacities. Most notably he served as the Agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO) for two years and as the Designated Approving Authority (DAA) for three years. In his role as Computing Service’s Technical Director, Henry. introduced the cloud computing model into the Defense Department.

Henry is currently providing strategic advice to a select number of emerging technology companies, focused specifically on cyber security, data centers, and mobility. He is completing his third book, with a targeted publication date in late 2015.

He is a retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, where he was initially an Infantry Officer and subsequently a Signal Officer. He is also a qualified Information Operations (FA30) officer.

From 1996 until 2008, he had a varied commercial career, primarily as either the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer or Chief Information Officer equivalent at multiple technology companies. Notably, he spent six years at the Airline Tariff Publishing Company as the corporate officer in charge of information technology.

In 2011, he was named one of the Top 50 Government CIOs by Information Week. In 2013, Henry was selected by Computer World as Premier 100. Henry is also a member of MindShareDC. He has published two books of contemporary philosophy, Untangled (2013) and Centerlined (2006). As already noted, his third book is scheduled for release at the end of 2015. Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Science from the Johns Hopkins University.


Chief Security Officer of Silent Circle

Daniel Ford, D. Sc. has been an information security professional for more than 15 years, and has worked for notable organizations such as XM Radio, Secure Computing, McAfee, Accuvant, and Fixmo. He has extensive experience running security programs within the private and public sector. His most notable role was as Director of Network Security at the Transportation and Security Administration, which was the largest managed service contract within the federal government. Dan joined Blackphone/Silent Circle in 2014 to drive security and technology innovation within the suite of Mobile Security and Privacy solutions. In his role at Silent Circle, he is directly responsible for global security and information assurance initiatives — researching trends, discovering security vulnerabilities and exploits, building strategic partnerships; and attaining industry certifications — as well as product innovation. Dan holds a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance from Capitol College where his dissertation focused on enterprise smartphone security.

Camille Tuutti

Executive Editor Nextgov

Camille Tuutti is executive editor at Nextgov, a division of Atlantic Media. She previously served as editorial director at FedScoop, and prior to that, was a staff writer and "People" section editor at Federal Computer Week. Before that, Camille worked as a news editor and reporter, covering government contracting and IT. In her spare time, Camille serves as vice president of communications for Young AFCEA Bethesda. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Camille has lived in London and New York before touching down in Washington, D.C.



Chairman of the Board and CEO of Secure Exchange Technology Innovations, Former Director of Global Cybersecurity Management, National Cybersecurity Division, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Former Senior Information Assurance Representative, Office of Legislative Affairs at the National Security Agency

Richard Marshall is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Secure Exchange Technology Innovations, and President and CEO of X-SES Consultants, LLC. Previously, he was the Vice President of Cyber Programs at Triton FSI. He currently serves as a Board Member/Special Advisor to Attensity, Auroras, Axon Global Services, Consulsys (India), GidGrid, Secure Cloud Systems, SignaCert, Zofia Consulting, LLC, Mobile Active Defense, International Cyber Security Advisory Dialogue Board, INVNT/IP Global Consortium and the National Maritime Law Institute.

He is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on cyber related policy, legal and technical issues. Richard has been a keynote speaker on cyber executive leadership issues recently at conferences held in Germany, England, the United States, India, Moldova, China, Thailand and Switzerland, as well as a cyber security commentator on CNN and BBC.

Richard graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science, Creighton University School of Law with a J.D. in Jurisprudence and Georgetown School of Law with an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law. He was a Fellow at the National Security Law Institute, University of Virginia School of Law in National Security Law, attended the Harvard School of Law Summer Program for Lawyers, the Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute on Advanced Legislative Strategies and participated in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and in the Privacy, Security and Technology in the 21st Century program at Georgetown University School of Law.

PeterVan Valkenburgh

Coin Center Director of Research

Peter Van Valkenburgh is Director of Research at Coin Center, the leading non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. He is a graduate of NYU Law, as well as a self-taught designer and coder. He drafts the Center’s public regulatory comments, and helps shape its research agenda. He has briefed policymakers and regulatory staff around the world on the subject of Bitcoin regulation. Previously, he was a Google Policy Fellow at TechFreedom and collaborated with various digital rights organizations on projects related to privacy, surveillance, and digital copyright law.


President of Selection Pressure, LLC, Former Chairman, National Defense Industrial Association’s Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Division, Founder, Military Open Source Software (MIL-OSS) Working Group

John Scott is focused on developing intelligence approaches and methods to understand and estimate risks around software and source code in the cyber domain by consulting with commercial and federal clients around estimating software and cyber security risk. He helped draft the U.S. Department of Defense policy for the use of open source software and is called often as an expert in this area. John founded Open Source for America and Codice Foundation, which are both advocacy groups for the increased use of open source software in government and the Military Open Source Software Working Group. He also writes about software and defense acquisitions related issues, recently at the Wall Street Journal with Send in the Tech Reinforcements.


Chief Technology Officer of Senseta

César Andrés López winner of the MIT 35 award, has co-founded over a half a dozen technology companies in data analysis and data science related technologies. He also served as General Manager of Gestión Jaibaná, an information management company in Bogotá, Colombia, and as General Manager of Enelar del Magdalena S.A., a utilities provider that operates street lighting systems in Aracataca, Colombia.

At the international level, he founded and managed TotalCom Tech in Ecuador, a technology advisory company for governments. He also co-founded PergaminoDB, a data analysis company in Las Vegas, Nevada. César was recognized with the 2012 MIT TR35 award for his work on data sensors on UAV platforms. His team has coordinated over 8,000 UAV sensor flights for more than30 different locations in Latin America. He is also a nominee of Accenture’s award for innovation, as well as a recipient of Colombia’s 2010 Innova Award, recognized by presidential decree for having created Colombia’s most innovative company. He currently serves as CTO of Senseta, a big data analytics firm based in Palo Alto, California and Doha, Qatar.

César currently resides in Doha, where he consults for official customers on large scale data science center setup and operations.


Vice President for Government Relations and Marketing at Sutherland Global Services, Former Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate at Department of Homeland Security

Charles Brooks serves as the Vice President for Government Relations and Marketing for Sutherland Global Services, where he leads Federal, state and local government relations activities. He is also responsible for the marketing portfolio, including media, public relations, digital outreach, thought leadership, strategic partnering and branding for all governments. Chuck is also an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Technology Partner network and serves on boards to several prominent public and private companies and organizations.

In government, he served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter, where he covered foreign affairs, business and technology issues.

In academia, Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught graduate level students about homeland security and Congress. He has an M.A. in International relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague. Chuck is widely published on the subjects of innovation, public/private partnerships, emerging technologies, and issues of homeland security and cybersecurity.


Associate Professor, Computer Forensics, George Mason University

Jim Jones is an Associate Professor in the Computer Forensics program within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University. Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1989), Master's degree from Clemson University (Mathematical Sciences, 1995), and Ph.D. from George Mason University (Computational Sciences and Informatics, 2008). He has been a cyber security practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 19 years working in the government, commercial, and academic domains. During that time, he has led and performed network and system vulnerability and penetration tests, led a cyber incident response team, conducted digital forensics investigations, and taught university courses in cyber security, penetration testing, digital forensics, and programming. Past and current funded research sponsors include DARPA, DHS, NSF, and DoD. His research interests are focused on digital artifact extraction, analysis, and manipulation, and on offensive cyber deception in adversarial environments.


Partner Venable LLP

Robert Burton is a partner in the Government Contracts Group at Venable LLP in Washington, DC. He is a nationally-recognized leader in federal procurement who focuses his practice on assisting government contractors navigate the complex and rule-driven procurement process. He also assists contractors with their marketing strategies for selling to the federal agencies and represents companies seeking procurement policy changes in Congress.

A thirty-year veteran of procurement law and policy development, Bob served in the Executive Office of the President as Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), the nation's top career federal procurement official. During his seven-year tenure at OFPP, he served as Acting Administrator for more than two years. At OFPP, Mr. Burton prepared policy positions and worked with House and Senate committees on the development of acquisition legislation. He also served as the principal spokesperson for government-wide acquisition initiatives and regulations. Prior to joining OFPP, Mr. Burton spent more than twenty years as a senior acquisition attorney with the Department of Defense, negotiating the resolution of high-profile contract disputes and procurement fraud cases.


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ecrypt Technologies, Inc., Chief Executive Officer and President of Cellucci Associates, Former Chief Commercialization Officer at the Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Thomas Cellucci is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, seasoned senior executive and Board member possessing extensive corporate and venture capital experience across a number of worldwide industries. Prior to his appointment to Ecrypt’s senior management team in June 2014, Dr. Cellucci served as the U.S. Federal Government’s first ever Chief Commercialization Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the White House, working directly for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. There he expanded the role of public-private partnerships within government and increased opportunities for cooperative research and development activities in support across government.

As Chief Commercialization Officer, Dr. Cellucci was responsible for initiatives that identified, evaluated and commercialized technology for the specific goal of rapidly developing and deploying products and services that meet the specific operational requirements of DHS’s operating components, first responders and critical infrastructure/key resources owners and operators. Dr. Cellucci is the first ever U.S. Federal Government representative to the Council on Competitiveness, a prestigious group of senior executives and thought leaders in business and academia focused on ensuring the global competitiveness of the U.S. in technology, innovation, education and industry.

Dr. Cellucci’s outreach with both the private and public sectors to establish and foster mutually-beneficial working relationships that facilitated cost-effective and efficient product, service and technology development efforts was viewed as goal for all federal agencies. In 1999, he founded a highly successful management-consulting firm, Cellucci Associates, Inc. Dr. Cellucci authored or co-authored more than 24 books and over 192 articles on requirements development, commercialization, nanotechnology, laser physics, photonics, environmental disturbance control, MEMS test and measurement, and mistake-proofing processes. He co-authored ANSI Standard Z136.5 “The Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions.”

Dr. Cellucci earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1984), an MBA from Rutgers University (1991) and a B.S. in Chemistry from Fordham University (1980). He has also attended and lectured at executive programs at the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School, Kellogg School and others. He has also held the rank of Professor or Lecturer at institutions like Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Camden Community College.


Associate Dean of the Technology Management graduate program at Georgetown University

Beverly Magda, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of the Technology Management graduate program at Georgetown University. Prior to moving into academia full time, Dr. Magda spent nearly 20 years leading IT initiatives with more than half the time in education and non-profit organizations. She also was an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in the School of Business and Hood College in the Computer Science department. Having lead many technology initiatives in her career, she has seen firsthand the effects of such types of change on individuals within organizations. This has lead to her doctoral research of determining methods for mitigating the effects of technology transformations in emergency departments. She asserts that the people-side of technology change should be considered in order for technology conversions to be successful. Her research has led to presentations across the country and consultations at organizations undergoing technological change. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science.


Privacy Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton

Jennifer Chemel, is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and provides contractor support to federal agencies within the Department of Defense and intelligence community. Jennifer has experience working within an enterprise-wide privacy program, advising on complex privacy challenges, and internet and social media privacy. Jennifer received her law degree from the University of Chicago. Prior to her work at Booz Allen Hamilton, Jennifer interned at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Appellate, Crimes against Children, and White Collar Crimes Units), the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Jennifer is a licensed attorney, a Certified Information Privacy Professional and an Associate of (ISC)2.


Inventor of Onion Routing and Mathematician, Center for High
Assurance Computer Systems of the Naval Research Laboratory

Paul Syverson is an inventor of onion routing and other technologies, a creator of Tor, an author of one book on the foundations of logic and over a hundred refereed papers, a chair of many security and privacy conferences, an editor of several journals — has received various patents, several advanced degrees in philosophy and mathematics, and an origami magic rabbit folded for him by Gus Simmons. He is a founder of both the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium and the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society. Among his accolades he has been recognized with an EFF Pioneer Award, as among the 100 Global Thinkers of 2012 by Foreign Policy Magazine, and most recently as a Fellow of the ACM. For over a quarter century as Mathematician at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, he has investigated authentication, epistemic logic, information flow in probabilistic systems, incentives in protocols and systems, traffic-secure communication, and other aspects of computer security and privacy. Paul has served as director of international computer security organizations, and has been a visiting scholar and guest lecturer at universities and institutes in the U.S., England and Italy. On the off chance you find any of this interesting, you can find more about him at



Cybersecurity Author and Veteran Technology Journalist

Dan Verton is a veteran technology journalist with 20 years of experience covering Federal cybersecurity and defense issues. Dan is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a 2015 recipient of the Enterprise News Reporting award from the American Society of Business Press Editors for his reporting on cybersecurity at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the first place winner of the 2003 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting - the highest award in the nation for technology trade journalism.

Dan has authored several books on cybersecurity, including the 2003 groundbreaking work, Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (McGraw-Hill) and The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers (McGraw-Hill). He has a Master of Arts in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.

Follow him on Twitter @DanielVerton


President & CEO Bond & Associates

Phil Bond is one of America’s most honored technology policy experts, and founder of Bond & Associates – a policy and business development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He is a former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology with numerous citations for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the US.

Earlier in his career, Phil served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions. From 2001 to 2005, Bond was Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology and, from 2002-2003, served concurrently as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. Bond joined the Administration from the private sector, where he served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company, and previously as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.


Managing Editor of SecurityWeek

Mike Lennon is the founding publisher and Managing Editor of SecurityWeek. For more than 10 years, he has been closely monitoring and analyzing trends in the enterprise IT security space and the threat landscape. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and manages several leading security conferences. He studied economics and computer science at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.